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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Maple Ridge’s young Carter helps kick off a new website offering free photography for children and families facing life-altering diagnoses.

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The 11th annual Christmas Haven brought cheer to about 300 people who would have otherwise been alone for the holidays. by Teija Beck

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The weather outside on Christmas Eve may have been frightful, but the mood at Christmas Haven that night was most definitely delightful. This year, Christmas Haven – held at the Maple Ridge Baptist Church – opened its doors and its kitchens to almost 300 people. Volunteers served up a free turkey dinner, presents, entertainment, and even a visit from Santa Claus. “We got lots of positive feedback about the meal,” said Christmas Haven chair Kathy Quayle. “A lot of people told me it was excellent. Not just good, but excellent.” The dinner was catered by Cosmic Catering in Maple Ridge. Quayle said the help of 40 to 50 volunteers made the event run smoothly with “zero problems.” “The volunteers did an outstanding job,” she said. “The cleanup went very well. The whole event was a success.” A few days before Christmas

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Santa brought joy to kids of all ages, including young Kaylin Bell, during his visit to the 11th annual Christmas Haven in Maple Ridge on Christmas Eve. Among the festivities, the jolly old elf handed out gifts donated by the community. The evening event, held at Maple Ridge Baptist Church, attracted about 300 people. Bob Wick photo

Eve, Quayle said the event was receiving fewer donations than anticipated, but the last-minute contributions of many generous Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows citizens helped out.

“I would say we probably just about covered out expenses,” she said. “We’ll probably still get some this week at the [Maple Ridge] Leisure Centre.”

Quayle said the event went extremely well and helped make Christmas a little brighter for many community residents. “The special part was just to see the kids enjoying them-

selves,” she said, “especially the kids you can tell don’t have much. We just spoiled them. We got some fabulous gift donations... you could tell people had put some thought into it.”

Treaty negotiations

Land claim issues leave park’s future in limbo The loss of Grant Narrows Park has sparked speculation that Katzie First Nations might become involved. by Larry Pynn

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Metro Vancouver has lost control of one of the region’s smallest but most important parks – Grant Narrows, at Pitt

Lake – in a dispute with the province that is raising concerns about the vulnerability of parks to first nations land claims. Grant Narrows is only about 11 hectares, but holds strategic importance as the main boat-launching site to several recreational areas: Pitt Lake and its private cabins; the upper Pitt River, the Lower Mainland’s best wilderness fishing stream; Pinecone Burke Provincial Park and Widgeon Slough canoe area; and the

west side of Golden Ears Provincial Park. But its future is clouded after Metro Vancouver could not reach an agreement on a new Crown lease with the B.C. government due to outstanding land claims to the area by the Katzie First Nation. Metro Vancouver officially washes its hands of the Grant Narrows park as of Dec. 31, leaving the province in charge and the prospect of Katzie Frist Nations involvement in the near future.

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Call early for ride This New Year’s Eve Operation Red Nose will run for their final night of the season, and they expect to be busy. “If someone wants to be picked up at 2 a.m., they should call around 12:30 a.m,” said Linda Palm, ORN Ridge Meadows and Abbotsford-Mission. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “News”

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The Tiny Light Foundation president and photographer Melissa DePape (holding camera) and public relations representative Angela Stephen-Dewhurst have launched a new website that offers free professional photography for children and families facing life-altering diagnoses.

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Winning ticket Alana Rey and Christine Duamel were each awarded gift baskets valued at $200 apiece from the Garibaldi Art Club after winning the club’s annual fall art show’s raffle. The baskets contained small art prints, art cards and pottery made by club members, as well as gift certificates for local stores. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Community”

Canada’s best driver Maple Ridge trucker John Beeler was named Canada’s 2010 truck driver of the year in acknowledgement of his 36year, collision-free career with Canadian Freightways Ltd. Beeler was previously awarded the B.C. Driver of the year award in June. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “News”

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The Tiny Lights Foundation is using photography to help tell the stories of children with life-altering diagnoses. by Troy Landreville tlandreville@mrtimes.com

A new picture website has been launched to shine a light on “The Tiny Lights” and their stories. The non-profit organization called The Tiny Light Foundation provides free professional photography sessions for children and families faced with life-altering diagnoses. Its site, www.thetinylight.com, focuses on Canadian children, showing one of the more than 100 shots, on average, taken of them during their photo sessions. The single photos are accompanied with each child’s story. The Tiny Light also has a Facebook page that posts as many as eight photos of the young models. Each family receives a disc of photos of their child. The Tiny Light president Melissa DePape’s daughter Nevaeh has Down syndrome. Nevaeh also underwent open heart surgery at six months old. Not only is Nevaeh the website’s first Tiny

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Carter is the first Shining Light from Maple Ridge.

Light, she is the light behind The Tiny Lights, says Angela StephenDewhurst, who is helping to promote the website. DePape took photos of her daughter in the ICU ward following Nevaeh’s open heart surgery. She said the images are priceless. “Looking back at the pictures, I am so glad I have them,” she said. “You can see how far she has come.”

DePape said the day-to-day costs of having a special needs child is only part of the challenge. Time is also a factor. This makes having any professional photos done of a child an unaffordable luxury. “Rushing back and forth to appointments, to specialists, to weight checkups, getting meds, you kind of lose track of time,” she related. “One parent has to stay home. A lot of these kids, there are very short times in which they are healthy. It’s important to get in, [take the pictures] and get out. It’s best for their families.” The site’s most recent Tiny Light is Carter, a boy diagnosed with autism. And Carter is the first Shining Light from Maple Ridge. Carter’s Tiny Lights bio, published on the site, begins as follows: This is Carter. Carter is a happy, and now thanks to successful treatment that worked for him, healthy six-year-old boy. Carter’s journey with autism began before his second birthday. His parents knew long before diagnosis. When their suspicions were confirmed they were heartbroken and saddened. Frustrated with no real answers, they began researching on their own after learning about Bio-Medical treatment. For Carter, this was a major turning point. Carter’s health issues required him

to have blood tests every 12 weeks as detoxification made him very sick. To watch Carter through these times of pain and discomfort has been very difficult. While this family’s journey has been a painful one, it has also taught them a lot… DePape said a recurring theme with many of the mothers of the children is they weren’t getting answers from doctors and had to seek them out themselves. Stephen-Dewhurst said simply getting these family’s stories out and inspiring just one person to “fight a little harder” is the goal. The foundation is on the lookout for photographers offering to volunteer their skills. Photographers willing to use or donate their studio space are also being sought. Most of the photography is taking place in Alberta and in the Lower Mainland. DePape is currently the site’s only B.C. photographer and said she is willing to go, “anywhere they [the families] want me to go,” for photo shoots. “They get everything that a client would pay full price for,” DePape said. Families who believe they qualify for the free photography sessions can send their stories to info@thetinylight.com.


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Ken Stewart said Abbott is the most well-rounded of the candidates hoping to be B.C.’s next premier.

Stewart listed three important qualities necessary for the future leader of the Liberal party, and of British Columbia. “They have to have enough support within the party to get the leadership nod... they have to have an influence around caucus to bring by Teija Beck caucus all together... and they editorial@mrtimes.com have to have enough kind of Of all the candidates curappeal with the public to win a rently running for BC Liberal general election,” he said. party leadership, former Maple Abbott has promised to hold Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Ken the referendum on the HST no Stewart believes George Abbott later than June 25, 2011, three to be the best for the job. months earlier than the currently “I’ve supported George since planned referendum date. the first day he announced he Stewart said he supports Ken Stewart was running,” said Stewart. Abbott’s plan to hold an early Former MLA “There are a lot of good people HST referendum. running and I’m not belittling “I think that the HST is one the qualifications or competency of the of those issues that I don’t think had fair other candidates,” he said. “They all have public scrutiny, and that’s more of the their attributes and their strengths, but I issue than the tax itself,” Stewart said. think George is the most well-rounded of “At least now people are going to be able them.” to look at the tax.”

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A Maple Ridge couple’s plans to take a trip to California were disrupted on Monday when their camper van caught on fire, closing down Dewdney Trunk Road. Alfred Rusnak was getting his propane tank filled at the ATH Gas Bar on Dewdney when a propane leak started at the point where the hose attaches to the filling tank. This prompted a quick call to the Maple Ridge fire department. After the fire department arrived, the leaking gas ignited and caused a flash fire, which in turn set the van on fire. The camper van was close to the main propane filling tank. As the firefighters sprayed the 1986 Chevy camper van and adjacent pro-

pane tank, smoke filled the air and foam spread along the road, which was shut down between 227th and Edge Streets. The department will be investigating how the fire started, but their immediate concern was to make sure the gas station’s large propane tank didn’t catch on fire, as it was next to the burning van. Everyone from the building to the west was evacuated as a precautionary measure – no one was injured during the fire. Provincial gas inspectors from the B.C. Safety Authority arrived on scene. The couple was planning to leave today (Tuesday) for California in the van, which Rusnak said was an economical way to travel. Their trip was to supposed to last “as long as it takes,” he said. Rusnak has owned the van for about five years, and he and his wife have travelled in B.C. and down the coast in it. “I guess I can rent me another one,” Rusnak said. But he added the van has been a great vehicle for all the trips he and his wife have made in it.

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Thanks for sharing A special thanks to all the readers who sent in their snow pictures. We’ll be running them in the paper in the weeks to come, but they can all be found on our website at www. mrtimes.com, click on “TIMES Extras, Multimedia.” In this case, Cheryl Mosby submitted a picture of her four-and-aMORE son PHOTOS half-month-old Kesler witnessing ONLINE the first snow fall of the season from the warmth of their Maple Ridge home. Send your local snow pics and information to rhooper@mrtimes.com. WWW.MRTIMES.COM

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More fun to play it safe If you’re a party animal and you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late to makes plans to survive New Year’s celebrations. It’s always a good idea, after all, to make it all the way home after a party, without killing yourself or someone else… or having to take a side trip to the nearest police station. While B.C.’s Solicitor General and others in authority have expressed second thoughts, police officers have demonstrated that they are quite serious about the province’s relatively new drinking-and-driving laws, implemented last September – especially police officers who have grown tired of cleaning up the messes left behind by drunks who were absolutely certain they were “good to drive.” Of course, you could plan out a strategy to contest the constitutionality of a provincial law that penalizes you below the federal limit of .08 per cent blood alcohol. Good luck. First you’ll have to ensure that you’ve drunk just the right amount of alcohol to put you between .08 and .06 per cent (actually .05 per cent, but breathalyzers have been re-calibrated to provide a margin of error in favour of errant drivers). Otherwise, the federal laws get you anyway. Then you’ll have to make it all the way to a roadblock – or catch the attention of a patrolling officer – without getting into an accident. You can’t be visibly impaired, otherwise once again, the feds get you. Under the Criminal Code, if you’re impaired, you’re impaired, no matter how little you’ve been drinking. Then you can go through all the inconvenience, expense, and stress of having your car impounded, fetching up a lawyer, preparing for an expensive trial – and keeping your fingers crossed that, in the end, the judge will agree with you. You know, it’s far easier and far less stressful to make arrangements for a safe ride home. And the bonus is that you can enjoy the entire evening without having to cross your fingers. – B.G.

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Resolve against Big Question Okay. While you’re at it, why don’t you We’ve got past the hard part of just hand over a list of all the other the year: being nice and giving stuff things you’d like to see me change away and generally doing the whole about myself? Christmas thing. Come right out and tell me every Phew! niggling little thing about me that Bob That was pretty tough. annoys you? Now we all can get back to our Do I need a haircut? Groeneveld normal selves. Maybe I don’t smile enough to suit I can turn back into that old, curyou? Odd Thoughts mudgeonly editor that I’ve always But instead, you’ll do the “polite” enjoyed being. thing. You can turn back into that chronic complainer You’ll avoid looking at the extra gut I’m carrywho knows my job better than I do, and I can ing around. be my old, miserable self, without feeling like I You won’t mention my sallow, living-in-a-cave have to live up to the Christmas standards that complexion. others set for us, and to which we are somehow You’ll smile condescendingly – almost politely collectively coerced into capitulating. – when I reach for that extra fudge brownie. Every year. You’ll overlook the McDonald’s lunch bag Year after year. (We never learn, do we?) crumpled in my desk-side trash can. That’s why I don’t make New Year’s resoluAnd you’ll nonchalantly – disingenuously – ask tions – not for myself, anyway. me the Big Question: “So. Have you thought Who needs all the stress and bother of trying about making any New Year’s resolutions this to make ourselves “better,” anyway? year?” What!? Well, bucko, the answer is no. You don’t think I’m good enough already? Nada. Because that is exactly what is implied when Zero. you ask someone if they’ve made any New A big (if you’ll excuse the expression) fat zilch. Year’s resolutions. I do not make New Year’s resolutions. You’re saying, “You could do with some I do not plan to improve. improvements, buddy. Have you figured out yet But I do have a suggestion for a New Year’s where you’d like to start?” resolution for you: Why don’t you at least be honest about it? “Whereas my friends are my friends because Why don’t you just say it? I approve of who they are and I have always I know what you’re thinking. appreciated them despite any faults they may Come right out and say it: “You could use have; and some serious exercise, pal. And maybe think “Whereas any faults my friends may have only about laying off the sweets a bit… you had serve to make me look better anyway; and “Whereas the caring and sharing thoughts my enough in the past year to last you the next decfriends have for me don’t deserve to be met with ade. Look at you! How many extra pounds are callous innuendo; then you carrying on that ‘big-boned’ frame of yours? “Be it resolved that I will NOT ask them if they Fifteen? Twenty-five? Get real! More like 45 or 50, eh? You could do with some serious treadmill have made – or are planning to make – any New Year’s resolutions this year.” time… and look at those arm flaps… you planAnd have a Happy New Year, for pity sake! ning on flying or something?”


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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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Sorry for 12-gauge yahoo

and sense of personal growth that comes from participating in a meaningful activity (feeding my family is meaningful) far outweigh the time benefits of getting a steak from the local grocer. Now, you may disagree with the principles of hunting – I don’t know. But I support and respect your right to that opinion. It should be noted that education and savvy resource management are the keys to the future of – and the face of – hunting and fishing today. Not some yahoo with a 12 gauge. I’m sorry you had to experience such a negative and frankly shocking display of ignorance. I also assure you that this is NOT the norm (nor should it be accepted or tolerated). I am thankful you were not injured, and that you were forthright enough to bring this issue to debate in a public forum. All the best this holiday season.

Charity

Support means so much for the scouts Dear editor,

As a volunteer parent for the 1st Pitt Meadows Scouts, we would like to say thank you to the residents of Pitt Meadows for donating their recycle bottles for our recent fundraising bottle drive. The campaign raised funds for our local group, while teaching our cubs practical environmental responsibilities. We also would like to express our heartfelt gratitude, once again, to those who supported our annual Scouts popcorn drive. These events help showcase scouts as a visible presence in our community and other community organizations deserve equal recognition for their community spirit. All participants in bottle drives, popcorn campaigns, or apple-selling events should be proud of their tireless efforts including the proud devotion of both our group leaders and parents. Organizations like Scouts, 4-H club, girl guides, and others are invaluable assets in the global arena, and we should encourage our kids to join such programs like these or sport teams to mould the next generation of responsible law-abiding citizens. Salute!

Kerwin Maude, Pitt Meadows

Animal welfare

Protect your livestock Dear editor,

I do feel sorry for the kids who lost their pony [Pony killing prompts call for change, Dec. 21, The TIMES]. But the owners of the pony live rural and so do I. Why did the father wait till the next day to look for the pony? We have the odd black bear here, and lots of coyotes, and there may have been some cougars here. If, every time one of those animals comes here for a visit, I have to call conservation officers, they may as well live here. It is part of rural life the good come with the bad. It is our responsibility to look after our animals. He knew that there was a cougar around. Why did the owner not put the horses inside the barn overnight?

Geeske de Boer, Pitt Meadows

Shopping

Too many Grinches Dear editor,

I have worked retail most of my life, and at this time of year people are generally in a better space. That being said, this year seems different. Having worked the past five years at my current job, I have noticed that this year is really bad for a lot of people. With the economy the way that it is right now, so many people have lost their jobs or are locked out like Extra Foods staff. But I visited the staff at Extra Foods recently and for the most part they still remain positive, so these are not the people in which this letter is for. This is for you… you… Grinches out there who wake up and feel like you have to be like Scrooge because you have to wait in a lineup for two minutes longer than you might have had to a month ago. Just remember that the clerks are doing the best they can, they have certain rules they must follow in order to serve you. But also, they are there to work and to get paid. I also have had bad service when I have gone to a store, and that is why I do my best to help each customer to the best of my abilities, so do my co-workers. But we (as in anyone who deals with the public) do not deserve to be yelled at, cursed at, or have things thrown at us for any reason – at all. So please remember to be kind to that person behind the counter, desk, or even on the phone next time. We are all just doing a job that is harder than most of the world realizes, harder when dealing with the public on a day-today basis.

Anthony Nadeau, Maple Ridge

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I have one thing to say to Chris Bradford’s R.L. Stevenson-like response [Hunter proposes killing libraries, Dec. 21 letters, The TIMES] to M. Muscat’s opinion expressed in an earlier issue [Hunting must be banned, Dec. 14 letters, The TIMES]. Hear, hear! And to my fellow Ridger, Muscat, I say, please, PLEASE do not group all hunters along with the moron who would illegally discharge a weapon within municipal boundaries. That is counter to any hunting code, both moral or litigious, that I have ever experienced. To do so would be like saying all octogenarians have false teeth, like my 82year-old grandmother. One example does not a profile make. I am a sustenance hunter; I feel the health benefits, the lack of contribution to rising issues surrounding food rearing,

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Novelists Carol Garvin and Ian McLeod writing at the Maple Ridge Library.

Literature

Writers undertake challenge Novelists took part in National Novel Writing Month, with some meeting weekly at the Maple Ridge Library. by Amy Judd ajudd@mrtimes.com

Many have dreamed of publishing a novel, seeing their name in print and reading the hopefully rave reviews about their work. Writing a novel is no small feat, but how about writing one in only 30 days? That was the challenge faced by writers around the world as they took part in November’s National Novel Writing Month. About a dozen people from Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Mission took part in ‘NaNoWriMo’ and some met each Monday afternoon for ‘write-ins’ at the Maple Ridge library. It gives the writers a chance to encourage and help each other with their monumental task. This is the world’s largest writing challenge and non-profit literary crusade and each writer was asked to contribute 50,000 words each. Carol Garvin, one of two people who organizes the local meet-ups at the library, and who was a participant, said the event attracted the kind of people who think they may have a novel in them. “It’s an event for people who produce a lot of verbal garbage to people wanting to get their first draft down on paper,” said Garvin. This was her fourth year taking part and although she is already a published writer, Garvin said this

kind of intense writing geared towards publicachallenge provides people tion. with an opportunity to at “People have a story least put a rough draft into inside them,” said Garvin, place. “and NaNoWriMo has “The important part is to encouraged people to go finish a book,” Garvin said. for it and get it down on “You can always edit and paper.” revise and beautify it later, National Novel Writing but you can’t edit a blank Month began in 1999 page.” with a group of 21 people At last with a goal month’s midto write a “It’s an event point the 50,000-word for people who Vancouver novel in 30 / Lower produce a lot of days. Mainland Several verbal garbage region ranked works have to people 20th out of gone on to 540 regions be published, wanting to get in total words such as Sara their first draft produced; that Gruen’s down on paper.” Water for equals a total of 11,362,244 Elephants, Carol Garvin words. which is now “Most of the being made local writers into a movie seem to be writing novels,” staring Robert Pattinson Garvin explained. and Reese Witherspoon. But she said that many For more information on took part in order to write NaNoWriMo, interested their family memoirs, writers can visit www. which are not necessarily nanowrimo.org.

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Michelle MacKay led the pack of skaters during the quarter-final of the 500m race at the national qualifier in Sherbrooke, Que. in late December.

Speedskating

Racer aims for senior nationals

Local speedskater Michelle MacKay will be heading to Montreal in January and March 2011 to attend the national team trials. by Amy Judd

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Maple Ridge speedskater Michelle MacKay did not have much time to get ready for Christmas this year. She spent two weeks of December in Quebec at the national qualifiers. Then she had to come back and write three exams for her kinesiology degree at the University College of the Fraser Valley. “Luckily we were able to get the tree up before we left,” said

Trish MacKay, Michelle’s mother and former president of the Ridge Meadows Racers. Michelle will also be attending the Canada Winter Games in February in Halifax and is the only member of the Ridge Meadows Racers going to the senior national team trials in Montreal next month, although others may be joining her in March. “She did very well,” said Trish MacKay. “She narrowly missed making the junior world team, but she still has one more year of juniors,” she said. Michelle said she was really happy with her result in Quebec as it was such a different outcome from last year. “I wasn’t even close to making it last year,” she said. Michelle has worked hard since then and felt that made a big difference.

“I trained really hard in the summer,” she said, “I did lots of weights and I’ve been working on my speed for the last month.” That really helped in her 500m race, an event in which she won a bronze medal at the Canadian Junior short track championships in Quebec the first weekend she was there. She then came fifth in the 500m senior competition and 11th overall. Michelle said she likes the 500m event even though the starts can be a bit intense and it is easy to get nervous.

“Normally I just take a deep breath,” she said. “And if it’s the 500m I just look at the first puck and focus on getting there.” “If it’s a longer race you just try to “I did lots of relax and weights and I’ve breathe,” she said. been working on Michelle my speed for the had a little break for last month.” Christmas Michelle MacKay but she is now training and back on the ice so she is ready for the team trials. “Next year I definitely want to make the Junior Worlds Championship,” said Michelle. “And then the Olympics.” She said she likes the thrill

of racing around the ice, but “obviously when you win it makes it more fun,” she added. Michelle was not the only Ridge Meadows skater in Quebec this month. Thomas McLennan skated his first ever national level junior competition and obtained a personal best in his 500m, then skated to two seconds and a third in his qualifying races. He finished 27th overall and Trish MacKay said he did very well at the competition. McLennan will also be joining his brother William at the Canada Winter Games in February after he was able to grab the last spot on the B.C. squad. Michelle and the McLennan brothers will guarantee that the Ridge Meadows Racers will have a strong presence at the games in Halifax.

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they’re budding and flowering in warm house temperatures. This prevents the buds drying out and dropping. Once flowering and bud formation ceases you can revert to occaAnne sional misting. The roots can handle brief Marrison drying-out periods between Garden Talk Hansom, email waterings, but they get very When a Christmas cactus sick if they’re left in arid looks wrinkled and wilted, or waterlogged conditions the problem is almost always in the roots. for weeks on end. They’re not espeOver-watering is the most common cause. cially demanding of fertilizer though halfThis rots the roots. Because of this strength fertilizer does nourish them in the they’re unable to move water and nutrigrowing season. Christmas cacti respond ments up to the stem segments and the very well to mistings of foliar fertilizer. plant wilts. These are not desert cacti. They come But it’s also possible to get the same from tropical forests where they grow on wilting effect through under-watering. rocks and in tree crevices. Their water You should un-pot your cactus and look intake is mainly from the constantly carefully at the roots. Remove any rotten humid atmosphere around them and the or dead roots and repot the plant in fresh roots are mainly a hold-fast – although the potting mix. Two parts potting mix, one roots need enough moisture to maintain part fine orchid bark and one part sand themselves. would do nicely. Or you could use broDear Anne, meliad soil. When I brought my Christmas cactus It would be good insurance to remove into the house this year, there was a huge two or three of the most healthy stem seg- yellow mushroom growing and spreadments and try to propagate them in the ing in the soil. What can I do to save my same mix you use for the mother plant. Christmas cactus? Joy Harder, email Baby plants often grow better as a It’s time to repot your Christmas cactus. community in the same pot. Generally, Remove as much old soil as you can, rinse Christmas cactus roots do better if you the roots in plain, lukewarm water and leave them out on a windowsill for a few repot in two parts of potting mix, one part weeks before potting them up. The cut coarse sand, and one part orchid bark. end forms a callus which grows roots. Some people add peat to potting soil, But since your segments already have but most commercial potting soil is roots and are likely dehydrated already already heavy in peat. Too much peat can I think you’d be safer to pot them up cause waterlogged soil and then rot roots. immediately. It’s very important the potting mix is Christmas cacti do best with frequent sterilized. Mold, mildew and mushrooms misting on the stem segments. Though misting once or twice a day is standard for start very easily in non-sterilized soil. – Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden questions. many humidity-loving plants, Christmas Send them to her via amarrison@shaw.ca cacti need four or five mistings daily when

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13. Mariner DOWN

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25. Penchants 28. Box, (abbr.) 30. Cubbyholes 34. Macaws 35. Information mgmt. network (abbr.) 36. Mortgage value ratio 37. Owner’s bed & bath 43. Swiss river 44. A social outcast 25. 45. Penchants Plural of 34 across 28. 47. Box, Shape(abbr.) of a sphere 48. Actor ___ Pardue 30. Cubbyholes 49. Macaws “Smelly Cat” singer Buffay 34.

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56. Impatient expectancy 58. Taxis 35. Information mgmt. network 60. Taps or pats 26. Greece 52. 61.Scottish Tuff usedtaxin hydraulis (abbr.) 27. capsule stalk 53. Afrikaans cement 36. Moss Mortgage value ratio 28. ___ bed & bath 54. Spanish river____ 62.ASheriff Wyatt 37. Web Owner’s 29. Ensnare 55. Tooth caregiver 63. Point midway between S 43. Swiss river 31. Early movie actress Lillian 57. Crunches federal numbers andSeaport SE (abbr.) 44. Australian A social outcast 32. flightless bird 59. 45.Russian Plural ofIntelligence 34 across Service 64. ___ Angeles 33. 65. A piece of land 47. Military Shape ofpersonnel a sphere 38. 39. 48. Ireland Actor ___ Pardue 40. groove 49. Joint “Smelly Cat” singer Buffay

41. Opposite of givers 42. Emerald Isle 46. Greece Keep up 26. 49. Moss Legumes 27. capsule stalk 50. Greek goddess of youth 28. ___peer above a 51. Web British 29. Ensnare viscount

52. Scottish tax 53. Afrikaans 54. A Spanish river 55. Tooth caregiver 31. Early movie actress Lillian 57. Crunches federal numbers 32. Australian flightless bird 59. Seaport (abbr.) 33. Russian Intelligence Service 38. Military personnel 39. Ireland 40. Joint groove 41. Opposite of givers 42. Emerald Isle 46. Keep up 49. Legumes 50. Greek goddess of youth 51. British peer above a viscount


A22 Tuesday, December 28, 2010

6035 Real Estate Services

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6508

Apt/Condos

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6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20 COQ, WALK to Coq Centre, WCE transit, Douglas College. Brand NEW LUXURY Bosa, 1 BR Condo, beautiful granite counts, ss appls, hrdwd flrs, 1 storage, 1 sec’d prkg, sec bldg. Excellent amens: fitness area, sauna/steam room. $1200. Avail Jan 1 / Feb1. Prefer NS/NP. Call 604-880-0439

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6602

Suites/Partial Houses

3 BR Upper, Poco, 1 1/2 bth, newly reno’d kitch, bath, flooring, windows, w/d, N/p, nr amen, Jan 1, $1600 + 1/2 util, 604-722-5072

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8073

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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6540

Houses - Rent

3 Bdrm Homes! Rent TO OWN! Poor Credit Ok, Low Down. Call Karyn 604-857-3597

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8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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8125

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6605

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8240

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8250

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8220

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8315

9125

Domestic

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9145

Scrap Car Removal

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9145

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9145

Scrap Car Removal

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6595-35

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6595

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POCO. Bright, clean 1 BR, grd/lvl. Priv laundry & patio. Cozy w/b f/p. Near bus. $700/mo + 1⁄3 util. N/s, n/p. Avail Jan 1st. 604-944-6669

8220

Winter Services

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944

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BBY, S. Large, clean 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, lam. flrs. N/s, pets okay. $1,180/mo + 1⁄3 util (Extra charge for pets: $100/mo). Immed. Near BCIT/Metrotown. 604-818-8566.

8160

ARIES LANDSCAPE Construction Ret walls, fences, drainage, leaf blowing, snow rem. 604-808-9017

BBY NORTH Bach g/lvl ste, all new appls & kitchen, priv ent, alrm, w/d, $650 incls all utils, ns/ np, Immed, Refs. 604-716-4703

PT MOODY Klahanie, NEW 2 BR, 2 bath, granite, appls, sec prkg. Canoe Club/gym/pool/ party Jan 1. $1350. N/S. 604-809-8574

6590

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HOME SERVICES

Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.

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